Badwater Selection process starts soon

Posted on December 29, 2007 by


Globally recognized as the toughest race of its kind, the Kiehl’s Badwater Ultramarathon is a pure athletic challenge of athlete, shoes, and support crew versus a brutal 135 mile stretch of highway, a hellish environment of up to 130 degrees, and a sixty hour time limit. From the start line in the bowels of Death Valley to the finish line high on Mt. Whitney, this one-of-a-kind foot race offers the promise of a supremely personal achievement along with international accolades for those who rise to the occasion. The 2008 edition will take place July 14-16, 2008.

The Kiehl’s Badwater Ultramarathon is, and always has been, an invitational race. Applicants will be considered purely upon their race application and its specific written merits. No applicant is guaranteed entry, including race veterans.

The selection process begins on January 7, 2008 and ends on January 28, 2008. A committee of five race staff members, one of which is the race director, will review and rank each application on a scale of 0 to 10. The ranks will be tallied on February 15 and the top 80 applicants with the highest scores will be invited. At that time, or later, up to ten more applicants may be invited at the race director’s discretion.

All the application info:

Source: AdventureCorps

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